Model UN Update!

Students and Parents,

We are in the thick of Model UN!¬† Students have been busy (most of the time ūüėČ ) writing their resolutions and position papers!¬† Now, we turn our focus to projects and speeches.¬† Our deadlines are as follows:

Tuesday, December 5          Multi-media projects and resolutions for judging

Friday, December 15           Country map

Friday, December 15           Collage

Wednesday, January 17      Pro-Con speeches

January 25-26                       Model UN Competition

January 29-30                       Model UN Leaders go to MS4

In order to promote the most professional atmosphere possible, Region 7 expects students to be on their best behavior AND to wear professional dress to competition, meaning boys will wear slacks or khaki pants and a polo or button-down shirt; girls will wear a dress or pants and blouse.  In addition, all dress must follow our school dress code.




Welcome to GT 2017/2018!

Students and Parents,

First of all, welcome to 7th/8th grade GT!  I am looking forward to a new year and hope that you are too! For the next few weeks, we will be doing a combination of team-building activities, leadership activities, and summarizing/evaluating world issues.  Model UN is coming soon, but we cannot truly get started until after my Region 7 MUN meeting in September.  Stay tuned for further information and deadlines.

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Mrs. Velde

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Welcome Back, Parents and Students!

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Thanks so much!

Mrs. Velde

GT Update


Students have now chosen countries for Model UN, so they will be working over the next few weeks on researching a global issue and writing their resolutions.  Again, they have about 30 minutes every day in class to work on this assignment, which should give them plenty of time.  As I have said before, only if they are not maximizing their time in class will they have to bring work home.  I will be sending a timeline of important Model UN dates and other information later this week!

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Velde